HP completes Atos Origin ME Acquisition

HP finalizes buy out of Atos Origin to expand SAP expertise

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By  Mark Sutton Published  November 14, 2007

HP has announced that it has completed the acquisition of systems integrator Atos Origin Middle East (AOME).

The deal, which was announced in October, will give HP much-needed SAP deployment expertise in the region, as well as extending the company's reach in the oil & gas and public sector segments and giving it greater presence in Qatar and Libya.

The AOME brand will now be gradually phased out as operations are integrated into HP's local services operations. Feras Zalt, CEO of AOME will move to the role of director of services for the region.

AOME was formed in 2006 after French information technology services group Atos Origin divested its Middle East operation to local management. The company was one of the largest systems integrators in the region, with clients including Saudi Aramco, Qatar E-Government, STC, Batelco and Emirates Airlines.

Ken Willett, vice president and managing director, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, HP said: "The Middle East is one of our fastest growing markets and this acquisition expands our ability to better service the needs of our customers. In addition, AOME's proven ability to design, deploy and support large-scale enterprise resource planning systems based on SAP will help us capitalize on this fast-growing market."

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